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The location of Orton









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Orton.

This page contains six sections:

Around Orton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha (NE). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Orton. Omaha (NE) has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Council Bluffs. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the south of Orton and has a population of 62,400 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

California Junction     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the west of Orton.

Crescent     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south of Orton.

Honey Creek     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the south of Orton.

Logan     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the north of Orton.

Loveland     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southwest of Orton.

Magnolia     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Orton.

Missouri Valley     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Orton.

Modale     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Orton.

Mondamin     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Orton.

Neola     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of Orton.

Persia     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the east of Orton.

Portsmouth     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the east of Orton.

Underwood     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southeast of Orton.

Woodbine     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the northeast of Orton.

Fort Calhoun (NE)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southwest of Orton.

For more communities neighboring Orton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Orton.

Harrison County ...

Orton is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Crawford, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby, Burt (NE) & Washington (NE).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orton ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Orton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Orton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Iowa

Iowa Tourism

Parks for Iowa

Fishing in Iowa

Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

Iowa Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Iowa

Airports Near Orton ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Orton.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Orton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Orton.

Large Airports

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA) <4>   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Orton.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
110 miles [177 km] miles to the East of Orton.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
168 miles [270.4 km] miles to the South Southeast of Orton.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
63 miles [101.4 km] miles to the North Northwest of Orton.

Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
70 miles [112.7 km] miles to the Southwest of Orton.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
106 miles [170.6 km] miles to the Northeast of Orton.

General Aviation Airports

Woodbine Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y4)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the North Northeast of Orton.

Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the Southwest of Orton.

Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the South of Orton.

Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the West Northwest of Orton.

Harlan Muni. (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the East of Orton.

Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the South Southwest of Orton.

Onawa Muni. (FAA ID: K36)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the North Northwest of Orton.

Denison Muni. (ICAO: KDNS)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the Northeast of Orton.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: OMAICAO: KOMA

Website for Eppley Airfield

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Des Moines International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Council Bluffs Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCBF

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Tekamah Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KTQE

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Harlan Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KHNR

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Millard Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MIQICAO: KMLE

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Denison Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDNS

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Fremont Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KFET

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Kansas City International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCIICAO: KMCI

Website for Kansas City International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Plattsmouth Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PMVICAO: KPMV

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Rochester International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Sioux Gateway Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SUXICAO: KSUX

Website for Sioux Gateway Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Lincoln Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LNKICAO: KLNK

Website for Lincoln Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Fort Dodge Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Blair Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KBTA

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Harrison County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountyia.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orton.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5886, Longitude: -95.8103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Orton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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